10 times • APRIL 23, 2015 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.timesnewsweekly.com Compiled by Robert Pozarycki, Anthony Giudice a police beat nd Cristabelle Tumola 102nd Precinct Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven and Ozone Park Say teen killed stepfather over dirty dishes A 19-year-old college student has been arrested after stabbing his stepfather at their Richmond Hill apartment on the afternoon of April 19 following an argument over washing the dishes, prosecutors said. Nickel McLean allegedly told police that he had just returned home from playing soccer that afternoon when he got into the dispute with his stepfather, 50-year-old David Hightower. During the confrontation, he said Hightower threatened and struck him, according to the district attorney’s office. Cops found Hightower inside his home on 114th Street near Myrtle Avenue at about 2:30 p.m., authorities said. He had been stabbed several times in the chest, abdomen and arm. Hightower was transported to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. McLean was taken into custody at the scene and charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon, officials said. He was held on $500,000 bail following his arraignment on the morning of April 20. Bandits wanted for towing away air pumps from Queens gas stations Police are searching for the airheads who stole self-serve air pump machines from 17 gas stations in Queens and Brooklyn since December. Persons arrested in recent police actions as reported by the 104th Precinct include the following: April 13: (Beat 14) Mariah Ortiz, at Metropolitan Avenue, for petit larceny, by P.O. Ostrowskatuznik. (Beat 3) Julisa Bosques, at Wyckoff and Myrtle avenues, for theft of service, by P.O. Kaufman. (Beat 8) Frank Siragusa, at 52nd Avenue, for unlawful imprisonment, by P.O. Hernandez. (Beat 3) Raymond Roman, at Wyckoff and Myrtle avenues, for theft of service, by P.O. DeSantis. April 14: (Beat 15) Brandon Carrington, at Himrod Street and Metropolitan Avenue, for criminal possession of stolen In each caper the suspects used a hook and chain attached to a vehicle to yank the coin-operated devices from their pedestals, authorities said. Each of the air pumps contained hundreds of dollars in quarters and police believe the crooks got away with more than $40,000 in change combined. A dozen of the thefts occurred in Queens, and security cameras captured one of the incidents which occurred at 6:35 p.m. on March 21 at the Sunoco gas station located at 128-24 Rockaway Blvd. in South Ozone Park. Two men, described as white or Hispanic, were spotted in the video. Police said one of them, who was wearing a white shirt and blue jeans, was observed operating a blue Honda Accord. The other Queens air pump thefts are as follows: At 4 p.m. on Dec. 29, the crooks removed an air pump containing $800 in change from the Citgo gas station located at 91-02 South Conduit Ave. in Ozone Park. They returned to the location on March 1 at 3 p.m. and stole the replacement air pump, valued at $1,000. On Dec. 30, at about 10 p.m., the bandits stole an air pump containing $200 from the Getty gas station at 70-21 73rd Pl. in Glendale. At 8 p.m. on Jan. 12, the suspects removed an air compressor valued at $2,500 from the BP gas station at 130-11 North Conduit Ave. in South Ozone Park. They returned twice more to this location — at 9 p.m. on Jan. 28 and again at 10 p.m. on April 1 — and removed the replacement air compressors. On Jan. 13, at about 6:59 p.m., the crooks removed an air pump valued at $2,000 from the Sunoco gas station at 162-35 North Conduit Ave. in Springfield Gardens. At 12:20 a.m. on March 8, the bandits removed the air pump from the Global gas station at 49-25 Van Dam St. in Long Island City. property, by P.O. Maksimiuk. (Beat 11) Michael Nicholas, at 81st Road, for assault, by Det. Lundy. (Beat 9) Zachary Sanchez, at 74th Street, for robbery, by Det. Lagares. (Beat 4) Romeo Guambanamgalina, at Stier Place, for aggravated harassment, by P.O. Eastman. (Beat 2) Carlos Sanchez, at Cornelia Street, for criminal contempt, by P.O. Lewsza. (Beat 12) Brandon Lopez, at Metropolitan Avenue, for criminal possession of a forged instrument, by Det. Williams. (Beat 13) Orlando Rosado, at 54th Street and Flushing Avenue, for reckless driving, by P.O. Lesniewski. (Beat 2) Robert Arce, at Myrtle Avenue, for petit larceny, by P.O. Shariff. (Beat 2) Jorge Osorio, at Gates Avenue, for criminal possession of a weapon, by P.O. Coronado. April 15: (Beat 12) Gilbert Rodriguez, at Metropolitan Avenue, for criminal possession of a weapon, by P.O. Cappellano. (Beat 3) Eric Dowling, at Myrtle Avenue, for criminal trespass, by P.O. Sullivan. (Beat 3) Antonio James, at Cody and Wyckoff avenues, for aggravated unlicensed operator, by P.O. Vincent. (Beat 4) Kamil Dankiw, at Fresh Pond Road, for petit larceny, by P.O. Abbondandelo. April 16: (Beat 4) Dennis Spence, at 64th Street and Shaler Avenue, for robbery, by P.O. Valdez. (Beat 3) Sebastian Cubillos, at Putnam and Myrtle avenues, for failing to pay a taxi fee, by P.O. Collado. April 17: (Beat 5) Mohamed Tarmoul, at Myrtle Avenue, for criminal contempt, by P.O. Sorrells. (Beat 3) Shaquylle Hyland, at Wyckoff and Myrtle avenues, for theft of service, by P.O. Logallo. (Beat 15) Giovanni Colon, at Greene and Seneca avenues, for robbery, by P.O. Glowa. (Beat 15) Evelyn Soto, at Greene and Seneca avenues, for robbery, by P.O. Rogers. (Beat 3) William Porras, at Wyckoff Avenue, for criminal contempt, by Det. Caruso. (Beat 10) Jozef Borychowski, at Fresh Pond Road, for intimidating a witness, by P.O. Pineda. (Beat 13) Andrzej Klimowicz, at Seneca Avenue, for petit larceny, by P.O. Teemsma. (Beat 12) Robert Borychowski, at 67th Road, for aggravated harassment, by P.O. Anderson. (Beat 11) Jonathan Tuminello, at Woodhaven Boulevard and 74th Avenue, for reckless endangerment, by P.O. Ock. (Beat 4) Daniel Meager, at Fresh Pond Road, for unlawful imprisonment, by Det. Webb. (Beat 3) James Webb, at Cypress and Cody avenues, for criminal possession of a weapon, by P.O. Dick. (Beat 9) Babar Hussain, at 63rd Place, for criminal trespass, by P.O. Singh. April 18: (Beat 4) Daniel Corbett, at Fresh Pond Road, for petit larceny, by P.O. Wynter. (Beat 4) Roboam Gonzalez, at Fresh Pond Road, for petit larceny, by P.O. Zdunczyk. (Beat 10) Marcos Matute, at Maspeth Avenue, for criminal mischief, by Det. Friedrich. (Beat 13) Carlos Calderon and Amaury Cortorreal, at Metropolitan Avenue, for grand larceny, by P.O. Valdemar. (Beat 3) Vernia Morgan, at Wyckoff Avenue and Norman Street, for driving with a suspended license, by P.O. Douglas. (Beat 4) Raymon Taher, at Linden Street and Fresh Pond Road, for criminal possession of a weapon, by P.O. Valdez. (Beat 3) Nile Hightower, at Wyckoff and Myrtle avenues, for theft of service, by P.O. Marczak. April 19: (Beat 11) Jonathan Sterbenz, at 78th Avenue and 80th Street, for assault, by P.O. Ruiz. (Beat 14) Bryan Zack, at 74th Street, for driving with a suspended license, by P.O. Rosalez. (Beat 2) Ramel Hyman, at Gates and St. Nicholas avenues, for criminal possession of stolen property, by P.O. Hili. The 104th Precinct, located at 64-02 Catalpa Ave., can be reached by calling 1-718-386-3004. It was noted that all criminal charges are accusations and all persons listed in this blotter are presumed innocent until proven guilty. 104 Precinct Blotter Wet Basement? Call artie Basement Water Proofing Specialist Serving Queens for 35 Years For more information contact Artie DiBiase Mason Contractor 718.767.0072 Licensed #08097 and Insured That same morning, at 2 a.m., the crooks yanked away the air pump machine from the Exxon gas station at 59-51 Long Island Expy. in Long Island City. At 8:26 p.m. on March 16, the suspects removed the air pump machine from the BP gas station located at 100-07 Rockaway Blvd. in Ozone Park. At 9:26 p.m. on March 20, the perpetrators removed an unknown amount of change from the vacuum air machine at the Eagle service center located at 49-05 Astoria Blvd. in Astoria. Among the five Brooklyn locations in the pattern was the Exxon GPN Boulevard gas station at 1193 Myrtle Ave. in Bushwick. The crooks removed the station’s air pump machine, valued at $700, at 9:08 a.m. on the morning of Feb. 2. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential. Bandits are pictured hauling away an air pump in South Ozone Park.
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